Boston College Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 111 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 14,354 (9,796 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 23% part-time, 77% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $26,262
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Boston College's School of Social Work is a selective and highly academic program. Students receive a quality education from some of the best professors in the field of social work and receive valuable internship experience with the Field Education program. The financial aid, however, is difficult to come by and tuition is very expensive. Students are able to choose a part-time program so that they may work full-time, making the program more affordable.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Boston College is where a large portion of innovation in education is happening. The standards they hold student teachers to goes above and beyond expectations held by the state, and therefore over prepares students for the requirements they will experience in the work place. Placements into schools ranges from Boston College high to schools outside of their typical network. Mentors during the pre- and full practicum program do not fall into an average--some are amazing, wise, and learned teachers and others are fulfilling requirements for their respective degree. The biggest drawback to the Lynch School is the same drawback as all educational preparatory programs: nothing is as authentic as being in a classroom alone, planning by yourself, and executing lessons without help.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The MA in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology gives a lot of flexibility to students to choose their focus area and their program of studies. You can choose from several pre-determined focus areas, including (among others) early childhood, promotion & prevents, and research. You can also take an individualized focus. The Certificate in Human Rights and International Justice is also a great option that does not necessarily add to your course load.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The professors are passionate about helping you learn. They want you to succeed in what you want to accomplish.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

BCSSW does a great job about incorporating student feedback into the classes, and continually revising the curricula to adapt to the changing environment. All assignments relate back to a required field placement, and are very career-skills oriented. BCSSW is one of the country's top 10 social work programs.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

BC math PhD program is very strong in two main areas: number theory and topology. And it's a very small group(5 or 6 graduate students each year), everyone knows each other in the department.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is small so there is a lot of personalized attention. However, it is growing fast.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2018

Unique program full of intellectually curious students and learned, open-minded professors. An oasis of intelligence in a sea of political science uniformity. High emphasis on theory and history of ideas, not a good place for quantative work.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2018

The chemistry program as a whole is strong and excellent. However, a larger stipend would make the affordability of living better and the program needs more diversity.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The Graduate School of Social Work is one of the best in the nation and this was evident to me after the first semester. The program is challenging, but good and very appropriate for my pace. The faculty and staff is great and they are always available. I really appreciate that. I just wish there were more housing options for graduate students. Besides that, I have nothing negative to say.
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